Search for dissertations about: "caste"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 19 swedish dissertations containing the word caste.

  1. 1. Experience and Identity : A Historical Account of Class, Caste, and Gender among the Cashew Workers of Kerala, 1930–2000

    Author : Anna Lindberg; Historia; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; cashew factories; cashew workers; experience; identity; effeminization; housewifization; dowry; marriage; breadwinner wages; gender discourses; gender ideologies; trade unions; women; gender; caste; class; Quilon; India; Kerala; Sociology; Sociologi; Social and economic history; Ekonomisk och social historia;

    Abstract : Since the 1930s female cashew workers have constituted a majority of the registered workers in the South Indian State of Kerala and today number some 200,000. This group challenged the stereotypical view of Third World women because they were organized into unions, worked in the formal sector, and were literate. READ MORE

  2. 2. Caste transformation. A case study on Vellalah identity in relation to the Tamil nation project in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

    Author : Bahirathy Jeeweshwara Räsänen; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Vellalah identity; nation project; Tamils; caste; transformation; narratives; identification premise; Jaffna; cultural schema; mental structure; LTTE; war; Sri Lanka;

    Abstract : The study explores the meanings and practices associated with Vellalah identity in relation to the Tamil nation project in Jaffna, in the northern part of Sri Lanka, with a focus on caste transformation. Given that caste is a culturally sensitive identity and practice of Tamils, the inescapable engagement with the Tamil nation project is investigated here via a case study on Vellalah, the protagonist and hegemonic caste among Tamils. READ MORE

  3. 3. Circles of Value : A Study of Working Lives of Informal Sector Traders in Delhi, India

    Author : Riya Raphael; Genusvetenskapliga institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; theories of value; pheriwale; informal economy; informal sector; recycle traders; Dalit feminism; intersectionality; caste; pheri; Social reproduction; waiting; relational autonomy; Delhi; India;

    Abstract : This study revolves around the working lives of pheriwale, a group of self-employed traders within India’s vast informal economy. Pheriwale have been trading in Delhi for nearly a century and are involved in the second-hand clothing trade. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Role of Adult Literacy in Transforming the Lives of Women in Rural India: Overcoming Gender Inequalities : Comparative case studies in Bhilwara District Rajasthan & Howrah District West Bengal India

    Author : Khaleda Gani Dutt; Vinayagum Chinapah; Ulf Fredriksson; Kalimili Sujatha; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; adult literacy; empowerment; transformation; rural women; caste; marginalized; internationell och jämförande pedagogik; International and Comparative Education;

    Abstract : The Indian diaspora is woven around castes, languages, dialects, religions- a young nation boasting of an ancient civilization in which inequalities are deeply ingrained in its culture and traditions. Although vital government interventions have succeeded in increasing the literacy rate of women in both urban and rural areas general household characteristics such as income, caste, occupation and education attainments of parents still continue to determine access, attendance, completion and learning outcomes of girls and women from severely disadvantaged communities. READ MORE

  5. 5. Theories of Public in Political Philosophy : A study of critical traditions and social transformation

    Author : Siddharth Chadha; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Political Philosophy; Caste; Critical Theory; Filosofi; Philosophy;

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